Well everyone. I am a beginner bass coming up to about a year of self taught bass lessons (couldn't afford the real thing). I would like to work on my sound more now then actual playing. Believe me it's not goign to distractme from learning new techniques but I want a thicker sound. I have made a post about a good amp, and I am abotu to make a post for a good bass. I know strings usually depend on the bass but I am asking about a general idea. I want strings that will produce a heavy thick sound. I hav eheard nickel gives ya mellow so I am pretty sure I won't get nickel even though they last long. Righ tnow I have Epiphone medium guage strings. I have only used Epiphone's.. So i want some ideas to try. I am most likely going to mov eup to a heavier guage but what kinds should I try? tapewound? Roundwaound? Elixers? Nickel or stainless? Any suggestions would be appreciated.